The Battle of Lexington 2019


Date
Apr 27, 2019
City
Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
Venue

St. Brigid Parish Center

Address
1995 Massachusetts Avenue Lexington, Massachusetts
Organizers
Alexander Cohen and Nicholas McKee
WCA Delegates
Micah Stairs and Tim Reynolds
Contact

Organizers

Download all the competition's details as PDF here.
Information

This is the eighth competition to be held in Lexington!
You do not need to check-in on the day of the competition, just show up for your events.

We will not be serving lunch at this competition, however it is less than a 10-minute walk to Lexington center, where there are several great choices for lunch.

Please remember that you will not be accepted onto the competitor list until you have paid your $12 registration fee.

Events
Competitors
79
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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If this is not your first competition, associate your WCA ID to your WCA account here.
Register for this competition here.
There is a competitor limit of 80 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $12 (United States Dollar).
The registration fee has to be paid through Stripe here once registered.
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded a 100% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators can attend for free.

There will be a waiting list for this competition. If registration is full you can still sign up and pay to be put onto the waiting list, if someone drops out, then the first person on the list will be choosen to take their place. If you do not make it into the competition, a full refund will be given by April 20th. You will recieve a full refund if you cancel your registration.

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Louis Meunier 7.92 8.76 United States 9.109.758.957.928.24
2x2x2 Cube Adriel Wiebe 2.25 3.03 United States 3.302.562.253.235.61
4x4x4 Cube Aidan McKenzie 36.17 38.60 United States 38.4640.5139.6237.7136.17
5x5x5 Cube Aidan McKenzie 1:09.50 1:12.08 United States 1:18.921:12.621:13.431:09.501:10.18
3x3x3 One-Handed Adriel Wiebe 13.30 16.14 United States 14.9317.6017.6915.8913.30
Pyraminx Adriel Wiebe 3.79 3.99 United States 3.953.873.796.044.14
Skewb Aidan McKenzie 4.28 5.04 United States 4.285.065.594.479.37
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 32 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 5:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:30.00
Pyraminx Final Ao5 2:00.00
Skewb Final Ao5 2:00.00

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Schedule for Saturday (April 27, 2019)

From 07:45 AM
To 08:00 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Main Stage
From 08:00 AM
To 09:00 AM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Main Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 09:00 AM
To 10:30 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Main Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 32 advance to next round
From 10:30 AM
To 11:30 AM
4x4x4 Cube Combined First round
Main Stage
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 11:30 AM
To 12:30 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined First round
Main Stage
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 45.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 12:30 PM
To 01:30 PM
Lunch
Main Stage
From 01:30 PM
To 02:00 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Main Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 02:00 PM
To 02:50 PM
Pyraminx Final
Main Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 02:50 PM
To 03:50 PM
5x5x5 Cube Combined Final
Main Stage
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
5:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
From 03:50 PM
To 04:50 PM
Skewb Final
Main Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 04:50 PM
To 05:15 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Main Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
From 05:15 PM
To 05:30 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Final
Main Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:30.00
From 05:30 PM
To 05:45 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Main Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 05:45 PM
To 06:00 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Main Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 06:00 PM
To 06:30 PM
Awards/Cleanup
Main Stage

For those of you new to cubing, WELCOME!

We wanted to let you know this event is perfectly fine for cubers of any age and experience. We just ask you know a couple things before coming to compete...

First, please be familiar with the WCA Regulations, found here:
https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/

In addition to reading over the regulations, we encourage new cubers to watch this video, just to learn the basics of competing. This video will explain most of what any cuber competing for the first time will need to know.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPL3eV-A0ww&t=2s
There is also this new written competitor tutorial from the WCA.
https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/files/WCA_Competition_Tutorial.pdf

If you have any questions after this video, we will be having a new competitor tutorial, the morning of the competition. That would be the perfect time to ask those questions and clear up any confusion.

If you are stoked to compete and ready to sign up, head over to the registration tab, click register, and fill out the information it asks for. This will help you get set up the WCA's system and one step closer to your first official solve!

Q&A:
Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?

A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete.

Q: What is the normal age of competitors at these events?

A: All ages are welcome, but in general competitors are between 10 and 20 years old. Don't let this stop you though, everyone can and should cube!

Q: What is the competition like?

A; Competitions are a bunch of tables where nerds like us get to sit and discuss our favorite thing, Cubes! Of course in addition there is competing, which will occupy one side of the competition hall, where you will see lots of timers flickering with contestants new personal bests, Most competitions have a break for lunch, and the competing is split up into heats, as to better organize who competes when. (Check the Groups tab and listen at the competition for more info on this.)

Q: How do I find results?

A: All results are posted on the WCA page a couple of days after the competition finishes. However, for the day of competing, go to Cubecomps.com to find information about current events. This is also where you will find information about 2nd and 3rd rounds of events.

Q: Why am I not on the registration list yet?

A: Make sure you pay your entrance fee in order to be automatically placed on the registered list, which will also guarantee you a spot in the competition. If payment may be an issue, or you are not sure if you can attend, use the contact button to talk to us, and we can see if we can work out another payment strategy, or have you pay on arrival at the competition. No matter what your situation may be however, please register online. It is much easier for us to have you register now and pay later, then to have to input information at another time.

Q: Are there age divisions?

A: Nope! All cometitors compete in the same group.

Q: Can I have fun at this event?

A: OF COURSE! Cubing is amazing, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the competition!

We will not be calling names, only groups. These groups will be emailed to competitors. You do not need to print out your group assignments as you will receive a printed copy of them at the start of the competition. They will be on a table as you walk in. Please only take your own. All competitors will also be required to help judge. The competitor tutorial at the beginning of the day will go over this as well. If you have any questions about the process, find any staff member and they will be happy to assist you. More experienced competitors may have scrambling duties in addition to or instead of judging. These assignments are posted with the groups as well. If you don't show up to help, we reserve the right to disqualify you from that event. If you show up to judge, and all of the judging stations are full, find an organizer or delegate and we will have you run or scramble depending on what needs help. If you wish to help for the full day, consider applying for staff in the staff tab.

Groups can be found here.

Live results will be posted to cubecomps, with an exact link posted closer to the competition. Here you can see round rankings to know if you have advanced to a later round. You can also see a personal page with all of your results for the competition.

If you believe one of your results has been entered incorrectly, please come and find a staff member as soon as possible to make sure the correct people advance to subsequent rounds.
If you do not wish to compete in an event that you signed up for, you do not need to notify us. Just don't show up for the round.
If you wish to compete in an event that you did not sign up for, please come see us right before the round so we can create a scoring for you so that you can compete.

The venue is the Parish Hall at Sacred Heart Church, located at 1995 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, Massachusetts
- There is parking available at the venue.

The venue is right next to the Massachuetts Ave @ Forest Street bus stop on the 62/76 Line.

If you were selected to staff, you should have received an email with further instructions.

Want to hear about upcoming competitions in New England? Check out our mailing list: https://cubingusa.org/newengland

As registrations has fully closed we can no longer accpet competitors off of the waiting list. Any competitors who were previously on the waiting list and didn't make it into the comp have received a full refund.

CubeDepot will be sponsoring this competition as well as vending

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Place Prize:
1st place in 3x3 $25 gift card
2nd place in 3x3 $20 gift card
3rd place in 3x3 $15 gift card
1st place in all other events $10 gift card
2nd place in all other events $7 gift card
3rd place in all other events $5 gift card

Time limit

If you reach the time limit during your solve, the judge will stop you and your result will be DNF (see Regulation A1a4).

Cutoff

The result to beat to proceed to the second phase of a combined round (see Regulation 9g).

Format

The format describes how to determine the ranking of competitors based on their results. The list of allowed formats per event is described in Regulation 9b. See Regulation 9f for a description of each format.